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Huge all-day event in Norwich sets out to celebrate and inspire Norfolk’s women

Huge all-day event in Norwich sets out to celebrate and inspire Norfolk’s women

0 on February 28, 2015, 7:57 am

Norfolk is celebrating International Women’s Day this year with ‘Women Reaching Women’ – a full day’s programme of talks, workshops, performances, networking, a quiz, films and an international bazaar on Wednesday, 11 March at The Forum in Norwich. Organised by a partnership of local women’s groups and other organisations, including Norfolk County Council, the Women Reaching Women event will run […]

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Overnight works to replace safety barriers between Cringleford & Norwich

Overnight works to replace safety barriers between Cringleford & Norwich

0 on February 28, 2015, 7:35 am

Ten weeks of overnight work to replace the central safety barriers on the A11 between Norwich and Cringleford starts on Monday evening, 2 March. Most of the barriers date from 1975 when the dual carriageway Eaton/Cringleford bypass opened. The replacement work will take place from 7pm to 7am under lane closures and a 30mph speed limit. The lane closures will […]

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people urged to consider adoption and fostering

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people urged to consider adoption and fostering

0 on February 27, 2015, 2:28 pm

Norfolk County Council is calling on more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to consider adoption and fostering. Next week is National LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week and the County Council is calling on LGBT couples and prospective single carers to come forward and help to transform the lives of children in care in the county. Information will be available […]

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Lost, stolen or strayed – concessionary travel card amnesty

Lost, stolen or strayed – concessionary travel card amnesty

0 on February 27, 2015, 8:12 am

Concessionary travel card users in Norfolk are being given until 7 April to make sure their smartcard is valid before a new ‘hot listing’ system blocks their free travel. Concessionary pass holders’ smartcards are already electronically checked as they board buses in Norfolk, but from Monday 2 March this will show up any cards that have been ‘hot listed’ after […]

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Breckland weekly crime summary 19th to 25th February 2015

Breckland weekly crime summary 19th to 25th February 2015

0 on February 27, 2015, 7:25 am

Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley There has been a few crimes recorded recently where some CCTV images have shown the offenders in the act of stealing heating oil and cash from a shed where eggs were sold. Naturally, these images are being checked by police to try and identify those responsible. Whilst we have no names to these faces […]

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Vital support for unpaid carers – free courses

Vital support for unpaid carers – free courses

0 on February 25, 2015, 4:12 pm

Unpaid carers from across Norfolk and Suffolk are being invited to sign up for a free course to help them meet the challenges of caring for someone as they reach the end of their life. The “Caring with Confidence” initiative, which is being run by the Norfolk and Suffolk Palliative Care Academy in partnership with Norfolk Carers Support, The Carers […]

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Breckland

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 24th February 2015

0 on February 25, 2015, 3:42 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 24th February 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Pack Up Your Troubles with Songs of Yesteryear at Castle Acre on 18th March

Pack Up Your Troubles with Songs of Yesteryear at Castle Acre on 18th March

0 on February 25, 2015, 10:01 am

A delightful evening awaits when Patricia Hammond, dubbed ‘The Canadian Nightingale’, brings a beautiful programme of vintage songs to The Ostrich Inn on Wednesday 18th March at 7.30pm, with support from the arts and community development charity Creative Arts East. As part of ongoing commemorative WW1 events, ‘Songs From The Great War’ is an uplifting and touching tribute to the […]

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Council Leader says their investments have paid off for Breckland tax payers

Council Leader says their investments have paid off for Breckland tax payers

0 on February 25, 2015, 8:35 am

Breckland Council’s investments are helping to keep the council tax low, while allowing the council to support non-statutory services that benefit residents and local businesses. “I’m proud that our residents pay the lowest district council tax in the country and that through sound management of finances we are in position to propose another freeze for the year ahead,” says Leader […]

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New Thetford bus station to open

New Thetford bus station to open

0 on February 25, 2015, 8:31 am

On Sunday, 1 March, buses will move from Bridge Street car park to a new purpose built bus interchange between Minstergate and St Nicholas Street, Thetford. The nine month project to transform the previous industrial site to a bus interchange has included works to repair and restore the grade II listed warehouse building (formally Cosy Carpets). The interchange will include […]

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Breckland looking to new cash support for local neighbourhoods

Breckland looking to new cash support for local neighbourhoods

on February 23, 2015, 3:23 pm

Breckland Council is considering new help for communities wanting to develop Neighbourhood Plans which give residents a greater say over the future of their local area. Speaking in advance of this week’s Cabinet and Council meetings Council Leader Michael Wassell announced proposals for the new initiative to help local communities. “Neighbourhood Plans are one of the ways residents can influence […]

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Operations in full swing! Paul  – M6NEC also a scout leader

Brownies and Guides ‘On the Air’ for Thinking Day

on February 23, 2015, 2:01 pm

On Sunday 22nd February, the Bittern Dx Group, an amateur radio club, packed their radios and other equipment and made the 40+ mile journey to the Wells Cole Community Centre at Saham Toney where they set up ‘camp’ to give around 75 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and 25 to 30 leaders their first introduction to the various disciplines of amateur radio […]

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Phil Beer

Audio: Phil Beer at Swaffham Assembly Rooms

on February 21, 2015, 6:32 pm

  The accomplished multi instrumentalist Phil Beer, entertained the audience at Swaffham Assembly rooms on Friday 20th February 2015.   Phil treated the crowd to a wide range of acoustic melodies and song together with humorous tales of life. Breckland view reporter Paul Young went along and spoke with Phil Beer after the show.   For more information please click on […]

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Letter: A day of contrasts …. caring v cruelty …

Letter: A day of contrasts …. caring v cruelty …

on February 20, 2015, 8:39 am

As a candidate in a rural seat, I was invited to write a short piece on my views on the Hunting Ban, Ten Years on by the EDP, at the time of Boxing Day this year, a traditional day for hunts to meet. I wrote saying how I would strongly vote to keep the ban. The current Conservative MP, George […]

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Breckland Weekly crime summary 12th to 18th February 2015

Breckland Weekly crime summary 12th to 18th February 2015

on February 20, 2015, 8:14 am

Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley Reports have been received by police regarding suspicious vehicles entering private property and occupants asked for scrap and old batteries. The vehicle was described as a white 60 plate Astra van. If you have witnessed similar circumstances the local police in Breckland would like to hear from you. With new legislation brought in last […]

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